Even though Earth Day was last month, we're into the idea of celebrating all year long, especially when it comes to reducing our single-use consumption. So when plastic waste gets a second life as something beautiful, you know we're here for it. Cue Floyd's new collaboration with art and design studio Thing Thing on a limited-edition side table made from locally sourced post-industrial plastic.
The Detroit-based companies have taken toy factory and automotive industry scraps and transformed them into terrazzo-like surfaces for the tables, each of which comprises seven-and-a-half pounds of plastic that would have otherwise ended up in a dump. The tables are polished by hand to perfect smoothness on top, while the unique material retains some of its original texture underneath.
The new collection furthers Floyd's commitment to sustainability: the company plans on ensuring that 70% of their materials come from recycled or renewable sources by 2025. Thing Thing also has sustainability in its DNA, creating artworks and goods from recycled plastic.
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